Elected Member

Professor Anthony J. Gaughan

Des Moines, IA
Drake University Law School
University of Minnesota, B.A. (history)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. (history)
Harvard Law School, J.D.

Anthony Gaughan is Professor of Law and Kern Family Chair in Law at Drake University Law School. He teaches Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Election Law, and Legal & Constitutional History. Prior to joining Drake Law, he was a litigator with a large Wisconsin law firm.  Anthony is also an Iraq veteran and former U.S. Navy officer. 

He is author of the book, The Last Battle of the Civil War: United States versus Lee, 1861-1883 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011) (peer reviewed), a legal history of the Supreme Court's famous Arlington National Cemetery case. He has published articles with a wide range of journals, including the Journal of Supreme Court History; the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy; the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy; the American Journal of Legal History; the British Journal of American Legal Studies; the Ohio State Law Journal; the Fordham Law Review; and the American University Law Review.

He has received the Leland Forrest Outstanding Professor of the Year award three times from the graduating class at Drake Law School (2015, 2016, and 2021). He was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal for his military service in Iraq. 

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Areas of Expertise
Evidence (Litigation)
Civil Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Legal History
Election (Political Law)